Canadian WHV/IEC problems? I'll see if I can help you :)
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Nov 9, 2012 3:16 AM
Canadian WHV/IEC problems? I'll see if I can help you :)Hey everybody,
I am from the UK and last year I applied for a WHV for Canada. As many of you will be aware it isn’t always as straight forward as you would imagine.
The point of this post is to help you guys should you have any issues or problems. I won’t go through a list of problems you could encounter. But I will answer any questions you may have to the best of my knowledge. I have a bunch of friends who have applied for this visa from the UK and have come across many different issues so hopefully I will be able to help you.
So feel free to ask me and let this post provide answers for anybody else who comes across issues.
Nov 9, 2012 3:27 PM
Nov 9, 2012 11:31 PM
2It could be straight forward for you. It depends. Have you been out of the uk at all for a time? Criminal record? Travelling long term can cause difficulties due to police checks being required. That sort of thing.
Personally my run was pretty smooth but I kno others who have faced different difficulties. You may need police checks from other countries. If you have been out of the country for 18 months+ they won't accept your application. That sort of thing.
What's your situation?
Nov 10, 2012 12:05 AM
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Nov 10, 2012 12:42 AM
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Nov 10, 2012 1:15 AM
7sorry mate, i dont quite get what you were offering here. can you tell me wat issues or problems you or your friends have encountered?
that was what you were offering wasnt it?
I know it opens soon, i wondered when exactly.
dec or jan.
i never said anything about myself not being in the uk so no need to get shirty with me.
its the only problem i could imagine anyone come up against, so asked the question.
so what can you contribute? police clearance times?
do they check funds and do they check health insurance at the border?
what are you offering?
Nov 10, 2012 1:35 AM
8I'm not being shirty, however, i had just woken lol
Those sorts of answers are on the high commission website. I'm offering to try and help people who think they may run into problems. I don't know any more than the next person the exact dates the application process will open. Last year it was towards the end of December.
If you have been out of your home country for more than 18 months in the last 3 years though it's highly unlikely that you will get a letter of introduction.
You need full insurance and a min of $2500 if you are getting a WHV. You also need either a ticket out of Canada or show sufficient funds to buy a ticket out on top of the original $2500
If you get checked at the border control (which seems to happen a fair amount) you will be facing problems. Insurence must cover the amount of time you intend to stay. If not they will alter your visa.
Staying in another country for 6 months means you need a police check from that country. They can take a while to get if you are not in that country. A friend of mine was in Australia for over 6 months and NZ for over 6 months. She applied without those police checks and was told she needed to get them. They only just arrived in time. She almost missed out.
Another was out of country for more than 18 months and was turned down.
I'd imagine those who lie about it will be found out from the passport number and I think that will lead to greater problems
Regardless you will need a uk police check if from the uk. That is a quick process, couple of weeks
The process for the application in total for me took a little over 2 months. However, if you apply the second it opens expect to wait longer.
Hope that's better for you.
Edited by: morton1983
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